Justin Dutta

  • Graduate Student Researcher

Justin is a Human Genetics PhD student and CC Li Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He graduated with a MPH degree in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. His MPH work involved a laboratory thesis focusing on host genetic factors during multidrug resistant bacterial infection and a practicum in flavivirus seroconversion field research in Recife, Brazil.

He is currently pursuing his PhD studies in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Hartman, looking into host genetic factors affecting Rift Valley Fever viral infection.

Justin is a published scientist in infectious diseases, public health, and pulmonary medicine.
He has interests in genetics, immunology, public health, biodefense, global infectious disease, and protecting national security.

Representative Publications

  • Dutta, J. A, Henkel, M., Partyka, J., Eddens, T., Hirsch, R., Kolls, J. K., & Campfield, B. T. (2020). Regulation of Pulmonary Bacterial Immunity by Follistatin-like 1. Infection and Immunity. doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00298-20

  • Bahudhanapati, H., Tan, J., Dutta, J. A., Strock, S. B., Sembrat, J., Àlvarez, D., Rojas, M., Jager, B., Prasse, A., Zhang, Y.,  Kass, D. J. (2019). MicroRNA-144-3p targets relaxin/insulin-like family peptide receptor 1 (RXFP1) expression in lung fibroblasts from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry,294(13), 5008-5022. doi:10.1074/jbc.ra118.004910

  • Dutta, J. A., Bahudhanapati, H., Tan, J., Goldblum, A., & Kasss, D. J. (2019). Fibrotic Signaling in the Lung. In Fibrosis in disease an organ-based guide to disease pathophysiology and therapeutic considerations. essay, Springer International Publishing.

  • Tan, J., Tedrow, J.R., Nouraie, M., Dutta, J.A., Miller, D.T., Li, X., Yu, S., Chu, Y., Juan-Guardela, B., Kaminski, N., Ramani, K., Biswas, P.S., Zhang, Y. and Kass, D.J. (2017) ‘Loss of twist1 in the Mesenchymal compartment promotes increased fibrosis in experimental lung injury by enhanced expression of CXCL12’, The Journal of Immunology, doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600610.

  • Tan, J., Tedrow, J.R., Dutta, J.A., Juan-Guardela, B., Nouraie, M., Chu, Y., Trejo Bittar, H., Ramani, K., Biswas, P.S., Veraldi, K.L., Kaminski, N., Zhang, Y. and Kass, D.J. (2016) ‘Expression of RXFP1 is decreased in Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Implications for Relaxin-Based therapies’, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, doi: 10.1164/rccm.201509-1865oc